News Archive

April 2006

Women@CC Banquet

At the April 13th banquet, we celebrated another successful year of building community and supporting diversity. It was a great opportunity to see friends and hang out one last time before our senior members graduated.

 

September/October 2005

College of Computing Fall Festival a Success!

The College of Computing held its first ever Fall Festival in the CoC Commons on Monday, October 31st, 2005 from 4pm-7pm.

The event provided students and faculty a time to unwind by playing games and socializing. Those that participated in the evening helped to raise $470 to benefit the ongoing Hurricane Katrina efforts.

The Fall Festival was sponsored by the following College of Computing Student Organizations: Undergraduate Women@CC, Student Activity Board, Freshman Activity Board, and Minorities in Computer Science.

College of Computing Fall Festival

The College of Computing will hold its first ever Fall Festival in the CoC Commons on Monday, October 31st, 2005 from 4pm-7pm.

The Fall Festival is a time to unwind by playing games and socializing with faculty and students. Throughout the evening there will be chances to win gift certificates, an IPOD NANO, and a HP POCKET PC! So come out and purchase raffle tickets, try your hand at the various games, and try to break the pinata!

There will also be a COSTUME CONTEST so be sure to come prepared in your COSTUME!

All proceeds will go to Hurricane Relief Efforts


This event is sponsored by the following College of Computing Student Organizations: Undergraduate Women@CC, Student Activity Board, Freshman Activity Board, and Minorities in Computer Science.

View the Flier

 

Elizabeth Mynatt Named Atlanta Woman’s “Top Innovator” in Technology

Tech’s newly appointed GVU Center Director is honored as agent of change Mynatt is one of ten Metro Atlanta women featured as "Top Innovators" in the July/August 2005 issue of Atlanta Woman Magazine.

As one of the principal researchers in the Aware Home Research Initiative, Beth Mynatt investigates the design of future home technologies, especially those that enable older adults to continue living independently as opposed to moving to an institutional care setting.

visit Dr. Beth Mynatt's home page.

 

Georgia Tech College of Computing Adds Two New Female Faculty Members

Among the new faculty members added to the College of Computing this fall were two female faculty, Concettina (Titti) Guerra and Haesun Park.

Professor Concettina "Titti" Guerra is joining the Interface Computing Division from the University of Padova, Italy. Concettina will educate both undergraduates and graduates in pattern recognition, adding these recognition capabilities to the College's computer vision activities. She will also be working on enhancing the quality of the CoC's international programs. Concettina received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Naples, Italy in 1972. Visit Dr. Guerra's page

Dr. Haesun Park joins the new Computational Science & Engineering Division (CSED). She was previously a professor and division program director at the University of Minnesota. Haesun is an expert in the area of dimensionality reduction of large information spaces, and has effectively applied these techniques to information representation in life sciences and data mining. Haesun received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1987.

April 2005

Nancy Nersessian Awarded NEH Fellowship

Nancy Nersessian, professor and director of the Cognitive Science Program at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, has been awarded a year-long fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for academic year 2005-06. Nersessian was among 193 recipients from a pool of 1,470 fellowship applications this year.

Nersessian’s research focuses on human creativity in science and engineering. A major theme of this research is the model-based reasoning practices through which scientists created novel understandings of nature.

Read the official press release or visit Dr. Nersessian's home page.

 

The Women@CC Form a Relay for Life Team

"Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research, advocacy, education and patient services programs of the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times."

February 2005

Cool Computing@GT: Diverse Approaches to Careers in Computing

Are you interested in computing? Would you like to know more about what you can do with a computer science degree? Are you curious about what is currently going on in the field?

Click here to learn more about the Cool Computing@GT program on February 25, hosted by the College of Computing's Minorities in Computer Science (MiCS), Women@CC, and the GVU Center.

January 2005

Georgia Tech College of Computing Adds Two New Female Faculty Members

Among the five new faculty members added to the College of Computing this fall were two female faculty, Alexandra (Sasha) Boldyreva and Rebecca (Beki) Grinter.

Sasha Boldyreva joined the College as an Assistant Professor on August 15th. Her office will be located in CCB 254. Sasha received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego in 2004. Her research interests include cryptography and information security.

Becki Grinter joined the College as an Associate Professor on September 27th. Her office will be in the Technology Square Research Building. Becki received her Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine in 1996. Becki joins us from PARC where she was a member of the research staff. Her research interests include computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), human computer interaction (HCI), and software engineering.

Read Sasha and Beki's bios

May 2004

President Bush Honors CRA-W for Mentoring Efforts

President George W. Bush awarded the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) for "significant achievements in mentoring women across educational levels."

Among the two representatives  receiving the award on behalf of  CRA-W was the College of Computing's own Dr. Mary Jean Harrold.  "I'm incredibly pleased that the long-term work of CRA-W has received this recognition," Harrold said. "CRA-W's success is owed to a long progression of women in computing who gave - and give - of their time and effort to share their knowledge and experiences with the next generation. As the President noted, the country will be well-served by continuing to increase the participation of underrepresented groups."

Read the official press release or visit the CRA-W home page.